Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Beginning at the 'arts' end of the subject with the common origins of languages, and finishing at the 'science' end with the newest discoveries regarding language in the brain, this stimulating guide covers all the major aspects of linguistics from a refreshing and insightful angle.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

P.H. Matthews is Professor of Linguistics at Cambridge University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780192801487
ISBN-10: 0192801481
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 26th, 2003
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions